The City of Austin City Council acts as the legislative branch of our government, as well as its policy-making body. The Council looks to the city's goals, major projects and infrastructure improvements ranging from community growth to land use to finances and strategic planning. The Council's goal is to do the very best to represent their constituents after they've seen to the needs of the city as a whole.


January 2021

Council vacancies

Ward 1 Position 6

Ward 3 Position 4

Forms are posted at the bottom of this page.


1. Must live in proper ward to apply for vacancy.

2. Affidavit must be signed and notarized.

3. All applications must be turned in by January 18, 2021 to Austin City Hall.


The position you choose to run for must be inside your voting ward.  The Austin Council voting ward map is located at the bottom of this page.

Contact Info

Laurel Carnes
Ward 1 Position 3

Phillip Whiting
Ward 2 Position 2

Rusty Eisenhower
Ward 3 Position 1

Ward 1 Position 6

Tammy Williams
Ward 2 Position 5

Ward 3 Position 4


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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know which Council Member to contact?

Please see the attached map on this page under "Relevant Documents".